Aya Fiber Studio Offers Indigo, Shibori, Botanical Printing Plus Other Textile Arts Classes Both On-Line And In Person

The Aya Fiber Studio is South Florida’s premier fiber art workshop destination. The waterfront location in Stuart is Suzanne Connors’ studio and maker-space where she invites world renown textile artists to share their skills and techniques with students.  Aya Fiber Studio offers in-person learning as well as on-line classes.  Don’t miss the free “Coffee With An Artist”, where Suzanne hosts a Zoom conversation with respected fiber artists from around the world (begins Sunday, January 10).  Start your year with intention and creativity by signing up for the workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks here. CDC Protocols will be followed.  Don’t want to create but you love the look?  Stop by the Studio Boutique!

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

4745 SE Desoto Ave B2    Stuart, Fl 34997

 

Gather and Learn with Like-Minded Fiber Artists

Learn  new techniques

 

 

Check the Calendar and Register online

 

 

We offer Studio Days where you can practice your new skills

 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/coming-workshops 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aya Fiber Studio is thrilled to announce our new program, “Coffee with The Artist”. Each week Suzanne will host a LIVE ZOOM conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. Many are upcoming Instructors in the studio, and some are former Instructors. In our 45-minute discussion we will focus on the artists work and their creative journey: especially what they have been doing during this COVID pandemic. We will allow 15 minutes at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us every Sunday at 9:00 AM (EST) beginning in January 2021 and will be broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts will be free to view and open to all. (links will be on the website: ayafiberstudio.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you are working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table to work on or access to our dye kitchen. Come use ours! Maybe you’ve take a class but need more time to work. A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, silk screens, sewing machines and all dye equipment. Just bring your own fabric and materials ( or buy some of ours) PRE REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED.

 

OPEN STUDIO DAYS: WED & THURSDAY EACH WEEK ON DAYS THERE ARE NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

 

(2) SESSIONS: 10 AM – 1 PM   AND   1:30 PM –  4:30 PM 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/open-studio-appointments

 

 

 

JAN 6-8, 2021: 3 DAY INDIGO & SHIBORI WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 18-20, 2021: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 22, 2021: ITAJIME SHIBORI: FOLD & CLAMP (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 23, 2021: KANOKO AND ORIGAMI SHIBORI; TIED RESIST (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 24, 2021: ARASHI SHIBORI – THE DRIVING RAIN (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 25, 2021: DRAWING WITH THREAD: NUI SHIBORI (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 26, 2021: MAKI-AGE, GUNTAI AND OTHER NUI TECHNIQUES (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

FEB 7- MARCH 7, 2021: OUT OF THE BLUE ONLINE SHIBORI

 

INTRO TO INDIGO: MONTHLY STUDIO WORKSHOP:

FEB 2, 2021

FEB 22, 2021

 

 

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For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Aya Fiber Offers Summer Camp Experiences For Children Who Love To Create

Do you have a creative kid? Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to sign up now!

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

 

 

Do you have a creative kid?

Does your Child like to draw, paint, sew or make things?

 

 

Summer Fiber Camp at the Aya Fiber Studio will stretch their imagination and improve their skills.  It consists of four, 1 week sessions with a focus on Surface Design. Each week campers will explore a different fiber technique and learn several different processes. In each session we will learn the basics of surface design through printing, dyeing, and sewing. We will learn about shibori, batik, eco printing and other types of resist dyeing. We will print our own fabrics and then use these fabrics to create projects.

 

 

  • Session I: Let’s Talk About Dyes: June 18-22, 2018 – We will learn all about dyes and the history of dyeing. We will make natural dyes using items from the local market. We will make an indigo vat and learn about mix reactive dyes. Each day we will make a small project using these dyes.

 

  • Session II: Resist Dyeing: June 25-29, 2018 – We will learn all about resist dyeing. We will learn about Japanese Shibori, batik and resist pastes.

 

  • Session III: Printing on Fabric: July 2-6, 2018 – In this week we will do some marbling, eco-printing and deconstructed screen printing.
  • Session IV: Sewing 101: July 9-13, 2018 – In this week we will learn basic hand stitching and how to use a sewing machine. We will be constructing a simple apron and fabrics created in previous weeks can be used (can bring sewing machine).

 

 

On Friday evenings we will have an art show from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the studio for friends and family to see everyone’s work.

Participants need to bring Lunch and a water bottle- we will provide snack

Ages: 9 to 14 years

Location: Aya Fiber Studio – 4745 SE Desoto Avenue, Stuart 34997

Hours: 8:30- 3:30

Full Day Program: $210

Phone: 336-693-4306

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse Shares August Offerings And Upcoming Specialty Workshops

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors has brought new classes and techniques to share with you! The Rickie Report shares the August Workshop Schedule, studio time and group visits. Indicate your interest in a future Felting Workshop. Sign up now for Kathy Hay’s Eco Print Workshop in October. NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule. Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “I can hardly believe summer is going by so fast, My 2 weeks at Arrowmont were wonderful and I learned so much new information! I’m putting together some really exciting workshops and I hope you will join us at The Dyehouse.”

 

Interested in a September Felting workshop with Robin Firth of Heartfelt Silks?  This would be held on Sat or Sunday, September 19th or 20th. Before committing I would like to see if there are enough people interested. Please email ayafiberstudio@gmail.com if you are interested or to let me know things you might be interested in.

 

 

Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

 

Suzanne will be adding new workshops monthly! I have received some very exciting proposals from some of the best fiber artisans I know and I am excited to see what this season will bring. Eco- Printing , basketry, felting, dyeing with lichen; these are just a few! In order to help me with this could you take 3 minutes to fill out a survey? http://questionpro.com/t/ALh1lZSuW9

 

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

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Marbling on Fabric
Monday  August 17, 2015
10:00- 3:00

 

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Shibori Dyeing – Silk Scarf

Wednesday, August 20, 2015

10:00 -1:00

 

 

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Intro To Shibori Stitching on Raw Silk

 August 23, 24, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

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Select DeGumming on Raw Silk

Thursday, August 27  10:00 – 3:00

 

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Indigo Play Date!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

 

Come enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the dock, gather and mingle with like minded fiber artists, learn new techniques. Call Suzanne at (336) 693-4606 for more information
In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. Purchase a Studio Pass! It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

 

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Eco-Printing Workshop With Kathy Hays

 

Eco-Printing workshop with Kathy Hays

October 16, 17, 18, 2015

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop intensive you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques. Silk and wool fabrics have an affinity for plants and create fantastic prints. This workshop is perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is designed to learn essentials to carry printing at home.

 

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  • Day 1 Introduction – A discussion about what is Eco printing, what type of fabrics necessary, the equipment, materials, solutions and processes that are used for successful prints. A demonstration of how to make a bundle is given and balance of the day students make bundles. An indigo vat will be available, some fabrics are dipped for printing on day 2

 

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  • Day 2 First bundles are processed in the morning with results and discussion in afternoon of results. In the a.m. different bundling techniques are demonstrated and students allowed to explore those techniques. Those morning bundles will be processed in p.m. (if indigo vat available students may use their fabric from previous day)

 

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  • Day 3 Bundles will be opened from previous day and results discussed. (Fabrics from day 1 can be dipped into indigo vat .) Final bundling technique to produce high definition prints will be demonstrated. The balance of the day if finishing up all bundling processes and discussion of results.

 

$150 Deposit will hold your place in class; Balance of $300 due 1st day of class (cash/check) payable to Kathy Hays. Cancellation before 9/25/2015 will credit toward another workshop at Aya Fiber Dyehouse.

Materials List will be supplied September

LIMIT 10 persons

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!
Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

New Arashi Fabric

New Arashi Fabric

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Aya Fiber Studio Brings Indigo And Other Dye Techniques To Southeast Florida

In the fashion magazines and furnishings catalogs, indigo is all the rage. It is no surprise, as people worldwide have been using indigo dye from the beginning of time.  If you are looking for hand dyed indigo clothing, pillows or fabric to create what you want, Suzanne Connor’s Aya Fiber Studio is THE place to be!  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  The Rickie Report shares details about the DYEHOUSE and STUDIO space and encourages individuals and groups to try any of the WORKSHOPS.  Stop by on Friday, June 12th for the official GRAND Opening RECEPTION!

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

 

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

6:00 PM

 

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Pillows, Bed Covers

Pillows, Bed Covers

 

The excitement is building as more people hear about and take classes at Aya Fiber Studio!  Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

Using Beet Juice and Onion Skins To Dye Fabric

Using Red Beets and Onion Skins To Dye Fabric

 

 

 

Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills.  It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

 

Over-sized scarves

Over-sized scarves

 

WORKSHOPS

  • Indigo Workshops: June 8, July 13, Aug 3
  • Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
  • Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

Batik Cotton Canvas Tote with Leather Handles

Batik Cotton Canvas Tote with Leather Handles

 

Many fabrics to choose from
Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

Shibori dyed Napkin Sets

Shibori dyed Napkin Sets

 

 

Suzanne tells us, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process.  I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

 

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Aya Fiber Studio Announces New Dyehouse Studio Space, Workshops, Classes and Great Gift Ideas

The Aya Fiber Studio in Port Salerno Florida is happy to announce their new Dyehouse Studio Space!  Located in the Fish House Art Center, the Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse will offer classes and workshops for all levels of instruction and ability in the fiber arts, sewing, dyeing, silk screening, marbling, silk painting, shibori, natural dyeing, surface design and indigo dyeing.  The Rickie Report shares some fabulous photos and reminds everyone that the first Indigo Workshop begins May 11th!  What a great Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, Father’s Day or ANY DAY gift idea!  Get a group of friends together or come and join the group.  We know this is a friendly atmosphere with all the tools you will need.  If you are looking for something ready-made, stop in!

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

FISH House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

 

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “My work is inspired by my life in south Florida and my times living in the Caribbean islands. I am drawn to the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Workshops on specific techniques will be held weekly and monthly for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers will include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching two day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Marbling on Silk workshop: May 17, 2015
***Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- beginning May 21, 2015 ( 1st session: ICE DYEING)

***Each Thursday Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.  

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

 

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

Many fabrics to choose from

Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

  • sewing machines
  • serger
  • large cutting and work tables
  • irons/ironing boards
  • dress forms
  • wet area with sinks
  • dye equipment
  • drying rack and indoor lines
  • silk and batik frames
  • steamer
  • 4 harness Leclerc floor loom
  • Tapestry Loom
  • Marbling equipment
  • Reference library
  • Computer and printer
  • Wi-fi also available.

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

 

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

 

Suzanne goes on to share, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291